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The Kansas Department of Commerce is Accepting Grant Applications for new Youth Service Initiatives

Feb 25, 2019

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Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce is accepting grant applications for youth services. Up to five grants will be awarded to eligible entities to provide innovative services to eligible in-school and out-of-school youth.

The grant period of performance is June 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020.

Eligible respondents include:

Local workforce development boards
Public not-for-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status
Public or private schools
Unified school districts
Community and technical colleges
Community-based organizations
Faith-based organizations

Other entities with a demonstrated capacity for fiscal integrity, a history of successfully providing services to youth and the ability to meet performance accountability measures will be considered, as well. Additional consideration will be given to applications proposing services to youth in rural areas.

Successful projects will serve in-school and/or out-of-school youth ages 14 to 24, and will provide:

Services designed to prepare participants for employment
Preemployment skills training
Employment credentials
Work-place learning

As well as other activities which improve participants’ employment readiness and workplace skills.

Applications can be made here:

The Department of Commerce will be accepting applications through 4:00 PM on April 30, 2019 and will host a pre-bid conference at 2:30 PM on March 25, 2019.